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The mosaic gardens of Happonvilliers, near Chartres, France

mosaic terraceA focus of the blue garden is the sundial. The traveller represents time, passing irretrievably from future to past. A nearby compass rose confirms that the dial doesn't face due south - its angles had to be modified to allow for this. At its base six panels show different constellations of the night sky.

mosaic sundialmosaic compass

mosaic in progress A pile of sand and a concrete continues...

the pink garden (page1)

the pink garden (page 2)

the blue garden (page 1)

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